The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in Jigawa on Sunday said that it confiscated fake and unregistered drugs worth four million naira in the last two years.
The NAFDAC State Coordinator, Olaniran Olakunle, disclosed this in Dutse while presenting to newsmen some suspects allegedly arrested with fake drugs in Gwaram and Malammadori Local Government areas.
Olakunle said that most of the suspects arrested with fake and counterfeit drugs during the period were in rural communities across the state.
He said that fake drugs such as mixacrip tablet, herogra, busaka, polycid and tramadol capsule were seized from some patent medicine vendors in Gwaram and Malammadori last week.
According to him, the value of drugs seized from them is about N250,000.
The coordinator said that the suspects were being investigated to ascertain the sources of the products in order to bring the entire chain to justice.
Olakunle said that the suspects would soon be charged to court.
He urged members of the public to be vigilant and patronise only registered pharmacies in their localities.